Here is a unique opportunity to hear stories from the dirt tracks of the jungles: to smell the earth through people who have made forests a part of their lives. ‘From the Field’ showcases people like ecological historians, wildlife researchers, or forest department staff, and the challenges they face in their daily lives and professions. Learn from their insights on a broad spectrum of topics, gained through extensive studies and hands-on experiences.

The Big Cat Comeback

October 01, 2017

“The place was dreadfully infested by tigers, especially the fort, which occupies a large rocky hill.” – 12 June 1800, Francis Buchanan, in ‘A Journey from Madras through the countries […]

“Enu Sahebre!”

August 01, 2017

I studied Racket-tailed Drongos’ vocal behaviour for my PhD from the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. My field work was in the Biligirirangan Hills, now the […]

Iconic Species of Chamarajanagar District

July 01, 2017

Cauvery and MM Hills Wildlife Sanctuaries are spread over nearly 2000 square kilometres, part of one the largest contiguous protected areas in India, sharing a boundary with BRT and Sathyamangalam […]

Bengaluru: the culture and tradition of the open well

May 15, 2017

For Mr. Balasubramanian ‘Baloo’ Sastry, it is a ritual that cannot be missed. With his grand-daughter for company, the 81-year-old walks to his open well and measures the increase or […]

Fig-Fig Wasp Mutualism

April 15, 2017

Ten years ago, being told that one could study ecology in the middle of the concrete jungle that Bangalore has become, would have drawn laughter from me. But a peek […]

Sea-ing is Believing: an account of dolphin entrapment in a fishing net

March 01, 2017

“Dolphin!” the driver of the fishing boat said to me excitedly, as he shook me awake from my slumber in the cabin. It was pitch dark outside. I looked at […]

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